UACES Facebook Greening of Arkansas grant applications due Oct. 3
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Greening of Arkansas grant applications due Oct. 3

By Ryan McGeeney
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Aug. 7, 2018

Fast Facts:

  • Grants through Arkansas Flower and Garden Show ticket sales
  • Grant program helps communities beautify public spaces
  • Each award as much as $2,500 

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LITTLE ROCK –  The deadline to apply for community beautification funding through the Greening of Arkansas grant program is less than eight weeks away.

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The grant program, now in its twelfth year, is funded through proceeds from the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show. The show will celebrate its 28th year March 1-3, 2019, at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds.

Mary Beth Rogers, executive director for the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show, said the Greening of Arkansas grant committee will award as much as $2,500 to the winning applicants.

“The Greening of AR Grant is a great opportunity for a civic group or community to turn beautify a space with an ornamental garden,” Rogers said. “It's amazing the difference a few well placed shrubs and ornamentals can make in an area.  Since the grant was started in 2006 we have seen some wonderful projects that have truly enhanced an otherwise unwelcoming space.” 

The deadline to apply is Oct. 3, 2018. Recipients will be announced in December.    

The general requirements for applying for a Greening of Arkansas grant include:

  • Applicant must be a nonprofit, community-based or civic organization located in the State of Arkansas
  • Grant award funds may only be used for the project defined in the project description
  • At least 60 percent of which must be spent on plant material
  • The project must be on public property
  • Recipients of a Greening of Arkansas grant must wait at least two years before applying for the grant again
  • The application must include the application form, as well as a summary of the project, maintenance plan and an image of the proposed site. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.  

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.   

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Media Contact: Ryan McGeeney
Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2120